The Chicago Bulls are leading 49-36 at halftime over the Indiana Pacers after an absolutely dominant defensive effort in the second quarter. Taking a 32-24 lead after 12 minutes, the Bulls held Indiana to just 12 points in the second quarter while expanding their lead to 13 points.
On the half, Indiana is shooting just 37 percent while Chicago knocked down 50 percent of its shots. The Bulls hammered the Pacers on the boards, 25-16, and after failing to force a single turnover in the first quarter, Chicago got five takeaways in the second period.
Joakim Noah and Carlos Boozer lead the Bulls with 10 points apiece, although nearly all of those points came in the first quarter. Kyle Korver came off the bench to put up nine points on 4-of-6 shooting. David West leads the Pacers with eight points despite playing only nine minutes in the first half.